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Learning Activities (4) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill.


ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 8 :
8) Explore and achieve awareness of music contrasts in a variety of music selected for performance.

Examples: Demonstrate high/low, loud/soft, same/different.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

Subject: Arts Education (K)
Title: Unpitched Percussion Exploration
Description:

In this learning activity, students will explore the 4 categories of unpitched classroom percussion instruments. The teacher will guide students in a discussion of woods, metals, skins, and scraper/shakers. Show students examples that will be used later in the game where students will explore and play a steady beat on various instruments.  




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

Subject: Arts Education (K)
Title: Singing, Speaking, Whispering, Shouting
Description:

Students will hear, practice, and demonstrate four types of voices: singing, speaking, whispering, and shouting.  The students will also learn appropriate ways to use each voice in real-world situations.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 3 :
3) Demonstrate and choose favorite musical ideas.

Subject: Arts Education (K)
Title: Presto is Fast, Largo is Slow
Description:

In this activity, students will explore music vocabulary by watching an age-appropriate video.  Students will sing two familiar songs using a fast tempo and then a slow tempo. They will choose which tempo works best for each song. Students will identify the tempo of various music clips using picture cards.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

Subject: Arts Education (K)
Title: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Description:

Students will explore musical sounds using instruments found in the classroom to create a sound story for the song "I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly." Students will choose instruments to represent the different animals in the story. When the story is sung or spoken, they will play their chosen instruments whenever they hear their assigned animal.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




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